Manchester United vs. Chelsea: Premier League – Match Preview

Manchester United entertain Chelsea on Sunday, with the visitors closing in on a second league title in three years.

United eased past Sunderland last weekend, however still look likely to miss out on a top four spot.

Their Champions League hopes appear to require them winning the Europa League and they earned a 1-1 draw away at Anderlecht in the first leg of their Quarter-Final on Thursday.

Chelsea cemented their seven point advantage at the top of the table, easing past Bournemouth last weekend.

An early own goal was doubled by Eden Hazard, with a superb Marcos Alonso free-kick sealing all three points.

Enhanced match odds

Manchester United 9/1 or Chelsea 11/1 with 888 Sport*

Manchester United 12/1 or Chelsea 14/1 with Betfair*

Manchester United to beat Chelsea: 12/1 with Paddy Power*

Chelsea to beat Manchester United: 14/1 with Paddy Power*

Premier League form: Manchester United W2 D3 L0; Chelsea W4 D0 L1
Premier League top scorers
Manchester United – Zlatan Ibrahimovic 17 goals
Chelsea – Diego Costa 17 goals

Match history
Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge earlier in the season was a nightmare for the Manchester United boss, as his side went down to an embarrassing 4-0 loss.

The meeting between the two last year was a tepid goalless draw, although both David de Gea and Thiabut Courtios both produced amazing saves.

Last five Premier League meetings
Chelsea 4 Manchester United 0 – 23/10/16
Chelsea 1 Manchester United 1 – 07/02/16
Manchester United 0 Chelsea 0 – 28/12/15
Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0 – 18/04/15
Manchester United 1 Chelsea 1 – 26/10/14

Both teams to score – Evens with Betfair

Team news
Mourinho has suggested he will field as strong of an XI as possible here, despite their Europa League commitments.

Michael Carrick could be rotated out of the side here, whilst De Gea is expected to return in goal.

There is unlikely to be any shocks in the Chelsea XI at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The only two question marks are over whether Cesc Fabregas will start ahead of Nemanja Matic or if Willian will come in for Pedro.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (4-3-3): De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Rojo, Blind; Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Ibrahimovic, Rashford
Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard

Predictions

Result: Chelsea (14/1 with Paddy Power)*

Correct Score: 1-2 (11/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Eden Hazard (5/2 with Bet 365)

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